Get to Know Your Prefects: Nick

1. Why did you choose to attend Ridley College?
My dad and brother attended Ridley, I really liked the kids and the environment, the academics, and sports were great too.

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 10.08.05 AM2. What are your plans for after Ridley (ex: university/ college/ gap year/ etc., what degree of study, living where, etc.)? 
I am interested in attending University in Ontario/Canada and taking business. I feel well prepared for that, if you try hard it’ll work out. I am considering Western University and U of T and UBC.

3. What are your aspirations for the long-term future (Job, living where, etc.)
I would like to start my own business or I might go to law school and become a lawyer.


4. In your opinion, what has been your greatest challenge thus far at Ridley?
I would say my greatest challenge has been balance; hard to balance in the beginning, but once you figure it out, it becomes a lot easier, sports, social, academics, etc. if you work hard and keep trying you find your ‘groove’! Keep an eye on your homework as it’s a school first and foremost.

5. What has been your greatest accomplishment thus far at Ridley? 
My greatest accomplishment has been placing in the lower school talent show (2nd Justin Beiber) and best platoon in cadets.


6. Do you feel prepared going forward after Ridley?
100%,  Ridley sets you up for greatness. It sets you up for whatever you want to do in life.

7. What is your favourite experience at Ridley (thus far) and your favourite part of Ridley (chapel, rowing, etc.)? 
Camp. I love camp every year, I also like the beginning of the year, snake dance, etc. getting to know everyone.

8. What have you learned from your time at Ridley?
I have learned discipline, how to be a responsible role model, how to achieve balance (I struggled with this, but now I have found how to balance).

9. Why should prospective students choose Ridley?
The house system and academics – the harkness tables are really beneficial, discussion based classes give you a lot of chances and opportunities to open up and share thoughts and beliefs in a judgement free area, Ridley is very welcoming.

10. Do you have any advice for prospective students?
Be yourself, create your own legacy, don’t try and be what everyone else is/wants you to be. Be who you want to be and don’t let anything change that. Don’t ever be afraid to show who you are.

Approach everything with an open mind and a positive attitude. Ridley presents us with many different opportunities and situations and you will truly make the most of your Ridley career if you apply that to every aspect of your time at this school.